Singapore's Vaccinated Travel Framework: All You Need to Know

Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Framework: All You Need to Know Before Travelling

Here’s an update on Singapore’s newest travel requirements.

Good news for all! With Singapore reaching a “major milestone” in its COVID-19 journey, the country is now ready to take a step further in reconnecting with the world and will be advancing towards its second phase of border reopening. Here’s all the information you need to know about the new Vaccinated Travel Framework (VTF) which will kick in from 1 Apr 2022.

Also read: Singapore Eases COVID-19 Restrictions

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Summary of Vaccinated Travel Framework

Removal of VTL-designated countries and flights

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In an effort to increase convenience for all fully vaccinated travellers, Singapore will consolidate its processes and move away from its current Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) scheme.

Instead, destinations will now be streamlined into the categories of “General Travel” and “Restricted”, where fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed to enter Singapore quarantine-free so long as they have not been to any “Restricted” locations in the last seven days. The full list of locations can be found here. Those who meet this criterion will be eligible for this treatment regardless of the flight or ferry taken. 

The removal of VTLs would also mean that no quotas and no entry approvals will be required for all inbound vaccinated travellers.

Simplification of entry requirements

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From 26 Apr 2022, all fully vaccinated travellers (and unvaccinated children 12 and below) will also no longer require to take a pre-departure test (PDT) and post-arrival COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival. This will apply to all eligible travellers entering Singapore via land, air, and sea.

However, non-fully vaccinated travellers who are granted entry into Singapore will still be required to take a PDT within two days of their departure, serve a seven-day Stay Home Notice (SHN), and take an exit COVID-19 PCR test at the end of the SHN period.

In addition, the mandatory SG Arrival Card (SGAC) will now be simplified such that travellers are only required to submit their personal particulars, trip information and health declaration.

With such easy requirements, you can rejoice and travel worry-free to Singapore!

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